There’s no denying that music and art share a deep connection. The two mediums are often entirely interchangeable for many devotees and professional practitioners of both. Great art and great music touch the soul in the same way. One that nearly all of us understand yet find equally hard to express.
The spine tingle we often receive when listening to a favorite track is delivered straight through the ears. But another crucial part of what makes music so special to us is the images it conjures. There’s a song that takes us all back to a specific time and place, replayed instantly in the mind’s eye — just as there’s music that makes our imagination soar to create new visions.
For those who live their lives to ever-evolving soundtracks — the folk that don’t just enjoy music but truly need its magic to survive — there’s real harmony in receiving a beautiful, entirely bespoke, music-related present. Finding gifts for a music lover you know well can be equally satisfying and creative.
That’s why we offer a selection of personalized gifts for music lovers and musicians alike. Striking wall prints that capture soundwaves, immortalize favorite lyrics, and synthesize the joy of art and the music you love in some extraordinary ways.
1. Waves of Sentiment: Soundwave Prints for Music Lovers
You probably already know that Thomas Edison, a great American inventor, invented the phonograph (later known as the gramophone) in 1877. But did you know that Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, a French printer, created the Phonautograph, the first device capable of recording and visually depicting sound waves as they pass through the air, twenty years earlier?
Today, we’re used to seeing audio waveforms accompanying artists’ tracks on online music platforms like SoundCloud or music studio software such as Garageband. Visually expressing a song through its wave frequency and amplitude is a practical way to follow a song, or any recording, in real time to fulfill essential tasks like audio editing.
However, we think you’ll agree that the depiction of audio waveforms works equally well to form striking pieces of abstract art. Imagine taking a key moment from a family member’s favorite song, a special section of the romantic number that’s become “your tune,” or even a slice of an original track recorded by a loved one and their band, then transforming it into a graphically stylish wall-print, packed with personal meaning.
Couple this with extra options, such as adding text for titles, lyrics, and meaningful messages, and you have a unique opportunity to create artistic gifts for people who love music. These will surely be appreciated in the same timeless and unforgettable way as the music it represents.
Discover how to create your very own piece of Soundwave Art.
2. Celestial Symphonies: Star Maps for Heavenly Music
For any of us who’ve ever gazed up at the stars on a clear night, maybe even with a favorite song lilting gently in the background, it’s easy to understand why ancient Greeks, such as the philosopher Pythagoras, actually believed that the celestial bodies overhead made music as they arced across the heavens. They called the movement of the planets and stars “the music of the spheres,” a phrase so poetic and appropriate we remember it thousands of years later.
Music and the night sky share a deep affinity in our human psyche, chiming (no pun intended) in the same emotional range. So, if you’re searching for a gift with real meaning, why not marry both elements to create a wonderful, one-of-a-kind wall print?
Discover just how the heavens were spread overhead on the day a favorite song or album was released, the day you went to see the concert of a lifetime, or that little local gig that turned out to be the perfect first date. Showcase the arrangement of the night sky at that moment by making a Star Map. Personalize it with the appropriate text to mark the occasion, and enjoy your entirely personal cosmic connection to music, then immortalize it as a work of art.
3. Melodic Journeys: Maps for Musical Memories
Nothing captures that instant sense of nostalgia quite like music. Much of what makes a song so special — the very reason it ends up becoming a lifetime favorite — is that mysterious ability that music has to transport us back to a particular place and time.
With this in mind, what could make a more thoughtful gift for a music lover than artwork specifically designed to take them on a journey down their own musical memory lane? A Custom Map wall print is ideal for visually expressing this exciting sonic pilgrimage.
A piece of cartography that works as a personalized music history could evoke a hundred memories just by highlighting the old music shop on the street where you bought your first guitar, the venue where you first saw your favorite band, or even the place where somebody played their very own gig for the first time.
No doubt there are many more examples of musical moments to map out and cherish, but what’s certain is that when it comes to finding gifts for music lovers, a music-inspired map is a stunning, imaginative way to let someone special travel back on a sentimental trip to recall their musical roots.
4. A Wall of Sound: Photo Art That Captures a Magical Musical Moment
Of course, musicians of all ages often quickly build an archive of photographs, whether it’s pictures of them performing publicly or simply practicing at home. And if that’s the case with the music lover in your life, then a stunning piece of photo-led wall art will surely make their heart sing.
Pictures of friends or loved ones playing their instrument at various times in their lives, attending concerts, or even performing onstage will make a great starting point for a striking wall print. Still, there’s always the option to create a personalized visual symphony by building a montage that incorporates album cover artwork by their favorite performers, ticket stubs from gigs, and even scans of the star’s autographs.
Adding personalized text also means that, when it comes to finding gifts for music lovers, a piece of lovingly created Photo Wall Art could be the ideal solution — one that offers a beautiful, bespoke snapshot of your music lover’s life.
Gift Ideas That Are Music to Your Ears
We hope you feel inspired if you’re looking for personalized gifts for a music lover. Of all the occasions we buy presents for, the one we buy gifts for more than any other in the US is a birthday. Wall art for someone special with a passion for music is a great choice. You already know they’re someone with a creative mind, so they’re bound to appreciate anything artistic.
We believe wall art is an even stronger choice when it’s time to celebrate a music lover’s birthday, especially if you take a moment to do a little research to check if any significant musical events occurred on the same day, month, or even year they were born.
Did a classical composer write a famous symphony exactly a hundred years earlier? Did a band they grew to love release a classic album that same year? You can encapsulate such musical events to great effect in wall art — expressed in sound waves, cosmic maps, or a personalized photomontage.
If you still feel some further insight into the art of thoughtful gift-giving would be helpful, please check out our Guide to Buying Really Good Birthday Presents for some helpful extra tips and advice. In the meantime, whatever personalized gift you choose for the music lover in your life, we hope it fills them with delight by striking all the right chords.